Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The Wurzacher Ried is one of the largest nature reserves, one of the most important moor areas in southern Germany and has been awarded a premium by the EU as a European bird protection and FFH area ("Natura 2000"). The decline of the glaciers during the "Riß" period and again, the "Würm" period, left a large lake basin that gradually became a moorland from around 10 thousand. Over the past 300 years, humans have endangered the large moor biotope initially through draining and later through peat cutting. For some time now, to preserve the ecological gem, renaturations have been carried out and renewed wetting is desired. A bog thrives along the flowing and groundwater in all marginal areas. However, the Wurzacher Ried is predominantly a raised moor that is only wet with rain. The largely untouched core area, about a third of the total bog, is the largest contiguous and still intact raised bog in Central Europe.
Source: https: //de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wurzacher_Ried
May 19, 2018
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